Aysegul Kayahan is the Brisbane and Melbourne Principal of Relocation Specialists and has been involved in the global mobility industry since the early 1990’s as a franchise owner of a large Australian based relocation company and a partner in their Asian operation. She founded Relocation Specialists in late 2000 along with Theresa Le Duc (who has since retired) Previously to this Aysegul has lived and worked in Turkey and Hong Kong. In 2005 Aysegul and her family spent a year in Vanuatu.
Aysegul’s knowledge of HR practices and international policy is extensive and she has managed several large scale projects involving the movement of several hundred people interstate. Aysegul is a current member of the European Relocation Association (EuRA) and the Forum for Expatriate Management. Aysegul was also a past member of the Employee Relocation Council (ERC), the Relocation Network and The Employee Mobility Institute – however her involvement with FEM negates the requirement to be involved with these other associations. In 2010 Aysegul completed her Master of Arts majoring in Ethics and started her PhD (part-time) in Business Ethics which she put on hold as her interests are more aligned with actively contributing to the community through social enterprises that she supports. In early 2012, Aysegul had taken on the role of Chapter Lead Brisbane and Sydney for the Forum for Expatriate Management a shared learning and networking community created for Global Mobility Professionals. Since November 2012, Aysegul has become Chapter Lead for Australia for FEM with Chapters and Steering Committees in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, running quarterly events. In early 2015, Aysegul was appointed the Global Chair of Chapter Leads for FEM and actively takes part in the A/P Summit (in Hong Kong or Singapore) as well as the national FEM conference which alternates between in Sydney and Melbourne on a yearly basis.